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Seminole County Court

Clerk of the Court

How do you take a traffic ticket to court in Seminole County? In Seminole County, if you want to fight a traffic ticket, it will be heard in County Court. The major cities of Seminole County include: Lake Mary, Oviedo, and Sanford. If you received a traffic ticket in Seminole County you are not alone. Last year 66,878 traffic citations were issued in Seminole County alone.

In order to find out more information about a traffic ticket, pay a civil traffic citation, or elect to attend a driver improvement course you can contact the Seminole County Clerk of the Court at:

Seminole County Clerk of the Court
101 Bush Blvd, Seminole County Courthouse
Sanford, FL 32377
(407) 665-4450


If your ticket number is not showing up in the Court system you may need to try back. It sometimes takes a few weeks for the issuing agency to submit the citation to the Clerk’s office. You have thirty (30) days to pay a traffic ticket, request a hearing, or elect traffic school.

Before paying a traffic citation, or electing traffic school you should discuss your case with an experienced traffic ticket attorney in Seminole County. Paying your traffic tickets could result in points on your license, higher insurance rates, or possible even the suspension of your driver‘s license.

Below find answers to questions frequently asked by drivers who received traffic tickets in Seminole County.

What types of cases are heard in traffic court? Hearing officers have the power to accept pleas and decide the guilt or innocence of any person, (adult or juvenile) charged with any civil traffic infraction who appears before them. Hearing officers have the power to adjudicate or withhold adjudication in the same manner as a county court judge. County Court judges hear cases involving property damage, or which result in the death or injury of a person.

What's the difference between a criminal traffic violation and a civil traffic infraction? All speeding tickets are civil infractions. A civil traffic infraction is a non-criminal violation, not punishable by jail and which usually can be disposed of by payment of a fine or attendance of a defensive driving course. A court appearance is not required, (except in cases where the violation involves an accident with serious bodily injury to another). There is no right to a trial by jury or court-appointed counsel in traffic court. Reckless driving, driving with a suspended license or driving under the influence are examples of criminal traffic violations. The penalties for these are generally much more severe.

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